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So, I’m over at CVS Pharmacy this morning looking for a sympathy card for Orac and Mrs Orac and a get-well card for Sheril, and – I admit it – some 25-50% off Valentine’s stuff for the PharmKid. There, I came upon this complete and utter gem. Frankly, this is gilling me – but what…

I just sent out an e-mail to a bunch of friends asking what they were doing this New Year’s Eve. We’ll be at home in the City of Medicine drinking a bottle of 1997 Grongnet “Special Club” Champagne. Then I’ll try to do a 8K trail run being held tomorrow at Duke Forest. Feel free…

Obama’s Loss Traced To Abel

A reader sent the following to my blog e-mail address but under my meatspace name. So much for pseudonymity. Here’s the version with my ‘nym: And am I the only one who wonders if Mrs Walsh is PhysioProf’s mother?

But if Tina Fey were the VP pick. . .

My apologies, dear readers, for having little time to write proper natural products content. I just got home and was watching Olbermann with the Family Pharmboy where clips from Tina Fey’s faux Katie Couric interview were mashed up with Sarah Palin’s actual one. (See Orac for the SNL clips). Pharmboy: I wish Tina Fey were…

I had to laugh, through my tears of course, that the Bush administration’s bill requesting $700 billion for the Treasury Department to purchase failing mortgage assets is not even three pages long. Where did the idea come from for such a concise funding request??? Those of us with NIH research funding received e-mails last week…

Oy vey! So this is how to handle them bloggers? Thanks for my morning chortle walking back from the driveway this morning with the Sunday New York Times: And four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the…

Despite having to employ biophysical methods in my day job, I must admit my woeful understanding of physics as a discipline. I wasn’t like my high school grease monkey friends using torque wrenches on their cars with Springsteenonian dedication and my lowest grade in undergrad came in physics. For that reason, I rarely have the…

So said Seth Grahame-Smith on Tuesday about the Paris Hilton video that responds to John McCain’s ad comparing she and Britney Spears to Barack Obama. I first saw the video when I was going to respond to a very nice comment here by Lisa Emrich, blogger at Brass and Ivory, musician extraordinaire, and founder of…

This is not Twin Falls, Idaho

In my previous post on race-based vitamins where I invoked the bitingly satirical publication, The Onion, I noted something funny about their frontpage photograph that accompanied the article, Man Returns To Place Of Birth To Mate. BTW, it’s quite a clever article, as usual: TWIN FALLS, ID–In one of nature’s most stirring and mysterious rituals,…

Arachnologist and diplopodologist Dr Jason E Bond at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, is most recently well-known for naming a spider (Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi) after Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Neil Young. Kristin Day of The Daily Reflector is now reporting that Professor Bond has agreed to name a spider after Stephen Colbert, Comedy…